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Sheriff lists first quarter accomplishments

What does Burke County Sheriff Alfonzo Williams consider the greatest accomplishment of his first 100 days in office? The team that’s been assembled. More...

News

WHY I RELAY

Planning committee members speak out

(Editor’s note: This is a three-part series featuring stories from committee members, survivors and caretakers who all share one common goal: finding a cure for cancer. More...

Local farmers market to resume Thursday

The farmers market is back, and they’re asking the public to make their first day successful.  According to spokesperson Brianna Dumas, the market opens tomorrow (Thursday, April 13) and Georgia Organics will be visiting and filming a vide More...

Sheriff addresses River Road traffic problems

Sheriff Alfonzo Williams has responded to a letter published in the April 5 True Citizen which criticized the way the office is patrolling and monitoring traffic on River Road in Burke County.  As a follow-up to the letter, we asked Sheriff Will More...

Sports

Early lead helps propel Bears to victory

The Burke County High School Bears (13-4, 7-1) defeated Baldwin 9-0 at home on Friday.  Head coach Billy Marchman said the team played outstanding defense as a group.  More...

EBA tennis teams win on Senior Day

On March 28, the Edmund Burke Academy tennis teams played their last home matches against Pinewood Christian Academy. Several athletes won their matches as did the team as a whole.  More...

Track team excels at Bulloch meet

On Wednesday, March 29, the Edmund Burke Academy track team traveled to Bulloch Academy for its meet. Both teams finished third out of seven.  More...

Obituaries

William Edward "Bill" Daniel

Mr. William Edward "Bill" Daniel of Waynesboro, Ga., age 60, entered into rest Monday, April 10, 2017, at University Hospital. He was born on February 7, 1957, in Lawrenceville, Va. to the late Willie Henry Daniel and Mary Lee Overton Daniel.  More...

Craig William Kennedy, Sr.

Mr. Craig William Kennedy, Sr., age 66 of 10106 Ga. Hwy. 24 S., Sardis, GA, died Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, GA.  More...

Annie Ruth Lynch

Ms. Annie Ruth Lynch of Waynesboro, Ga., 52, entered into eternal rest on April 9, 2017. Homegoing services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Allen Chapel Baptist Church, 113 Allen Chapel Road, Waynesboro, GA. More...

Run-off for Waynesboro mayor next week

Waynesboro will have a new mayor next week.  More...

Former sheriff remembers friend and colleague

Former Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey remembers Craig Kennedy as "the best coroner I ever worked with in my 36 years in office."  Kennedy, a former funeral director who served as Burke County's coroner for 20 years, died last week at the age More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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SOME SANDY STRETCH

Okay, where were we?  Oh, yes, I remember now.  We were at the beach.  Well, I was at the beach.  More...

KILL THE ROBOT

We are good at pointing fingers. When the teacher asked Johnny about his homework, he reportedly said, “The dog ate it.” He could have answered the question honestly, but the dog eating it directs the fault elsewhere. More...

For The Record

BURKE COUNTY JAIL BOOKINGS APRIL 3-9

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Georgia DPS seeking troopers

If you’ve ever dreamed of being a Georgia State Patrol trooper, now is the time to apply.  The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) is currently accepting applications for the 102nd Trooper School, an elite group of men and women who More...

Burke County EMA report

The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 102 calls the week of April 3-9.  The agency answered 87 medical calls, of which 63 resulted in transport. Twenty of those calls were non-emergent and 43 were emergent. More...

Burke Happenings

WHAT'S NEXT?

BCHS GRAND MARCH   Advanced tickets for Burke County High School’s Grand March will go on sale Monday, April 17. Tickets may be purchased for $5 in the front office of BCHS through Friday, April 21, at 4 p.m. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Lenten Services  The Burke Black Churches Benevolent Association will observe the 40-day Lenten season with 7 p.m. services weekly, beginning on Ash Wednesday. Each service is hosted by a different church and led by a guest pastor from another. More...

Legals

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ATTENTION While The True Citizen seeks to avoid any error, it shall not be liable for any error or omission in an advertisement except to refund the cost of the advertisement or to rerun the advertisement at the customer’s election. More...